As we’re approaching July 4th, I wanted to do a post about Independence Day. Instead of writing about our independence from Britain in 1776, I’m talking about an independence from “stuff”. As a Certified Professional Organizer, I help many of my clients detach from their possessions- when they’re ready, of course! For some people, this process comes very quickly and easily for them. As they declutter, they are clear about what they want and don’t want. But for others, there can be a lot of resistance. This resistance comes in the form of guilt, fear of not having enough, fear of not having what you’ll need, indecision, obligation to keep things, shame, and many other reasons. If you’re someone who knows in your heart that you want to separate from some of the physical objects in your life, this post is for you!
“Stuff” can have a real grip on people. It can really weigh you down! The burden of carrying all of the physical objects from home to home, maintaining the objects, keeping your living space tidy, and all of the memories that accompany everything can put a real toll on your mental, emotional, and physical health. In some instances, possessions can truly feel like possession entities- that they have a real hold on you. That they own you, rather than you owning them. Detaching from these possessions can be a sticky and messy process. In this post, I’ll give you some unconventional tips to help you detach from your possessions.
What has helped you create independence from the extraneous stuff in your life? Do you have any tips you’d like to share?
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By Jean Prominski, Certified Professional Organizer
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